Youth Support Worker

Posted 25 March 2024
Salary £25,350
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Housing Recruitment
Contact NameNathan Purton

Job description

Our client, an award winning charitable housing association based in Watford, is currently recruiting for a Youth Support Worker on a permanent contract.

This position is due to start immediately on a full-time basis. The salary rate is £25,350 per annum for this position.

The ideal candidate will hold a full UK driving licence and have experience working with vulnerable young adults in a care setting or health and social care field.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist service users across a young people`s housing service in Watford which provides supported accommodation for 16-24 year olds with various needs

  • Provide appropriate support to service users who are living in their own homes or in a supported housing setting to enable them to develop and maximise their independence

  • Promote life skills such as shopping, managing budgets and domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning

  • Follow agreed support plans and risk assessments to ensure that we are providing a service that meets each individual`s needs

  • Support their aspirations and maximise their independence

  • Work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working

  • Operate as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people supported

  • Have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting people with learning disabilities

Experience required:

  • Worked in a care setting or health and social care field

  • Experience of providing support to vulnerable people

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year, including statutory bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service

  • Regular support from your line manager and colleagues

  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance

  • Monthly attendance bonus on top of your basic salary

  • Annual salary and cost of living review

  • Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing

  • Ongoing professional development and support to deliver outstanding support

  • Workplace pension scheme and life assurance of three times your annual salary

  • Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £130 bonus for each friend you refer to work for them

  • Friendly and supportive team environment

  • Employee assistance helpline

  • Mileage paid for car usage

Working hours:

  • Shift work, 37.5 hours per week

  • Rolling rota – mixture of 9-5 and 2-10, weekend working (every other weekend) and occasional bank holidays – no sleep-in currently

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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